Continuing Education

Seismic Behavior and Design of Multi-tier Concentrically Braced Frames [N7A]

Multi-tier braced frames are used in many types of construction in all seismic regions, but their seismic response is not well understood. Current research is investigating inelastic behavior of multi-tier braced frames to develop an appropriate design procedure. This session will summarize the ongoing research with emphasis on frame behavior, brace ductility demands, effect of in-plane column rotation on out-of-plane column strength, and the proposed design procedure.
  • Date: 4/17/2013 - 4/19/2013
  • PDH Credits: 0


Rafael Sabelli; Robert Tremblay; Larry Fahnestock; Christopher Stoakes

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